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Oct 27, 2012 11:35pm PDT
california, only this time they're after liquid gold. prospect fors want to top into barrels of oil reserve. it's deep under a stretch of land called the monterey shale. it runs almost down to l.a. and cbs 5's allen martin explains, homeowners don't own what they think they do. >> reporter: it's jay's favorite pass time, quail hunting with his 12-year-old son eric. that's why he bought 1400 acres of land. >> they're a surface owner. >> reporter: but a letter he got has him worried. >> it's our understanding that you are the surface owner of all or a portion of the land included in a parcel in our competitive oil and gas lease sale. >> reporter: it tells him his private land is about to be leased off to an oil company. >> this could result in surface- disturbing activities on your land. if there is oil in, say, the next section over and they need to drill for it, so be it. i just wish they wouldn't attempt to do it around my house. >> reporter: it's actually a common situation. you may own the surface rights to your property, but you may not own what's underneath, the mineral rights. many of
CBS
Oct 20, 2012 11:35pm PDT
, proposition 30, one of two competing tax measures on the california ballot. if passed it would bring in an estimated $6 billion a year by temporarily raising the income tax on the state's highest earners. it would also raise the sales tax by a quarter percent. >> it's about kids. it's about teachers. it's also about the credit rating in california. it's about social harmony. >> it's a big scam. they could go fix it. they could start by auditing every department. they're avoiding doing what's really necessary, which is a total overhaul of the budgeting process. >> if prop 30 doesn't pass, it would trigger $6 billion in automatic cuts, most of it to schools. >>> one competing factor, prop 38, it's also a tax measure on the ballot. >>> and with just two days before the third and final showdown, both presidential candidates have now headed to their debate preparation corners. tonight, president obama is huddling with senior advisories in a hideaway in maryland. republican challenger mitt romney is in florida all weekend, also teaming with advisories. they're heavily targeting florida, th
CW
Oct 14, 2012 10:00pm PDT
one endeavor. >> it's final mission is now complete. >>> gas prices in california are still high, but they are coming down a bit. here's a look at the court average. it's 4-point -- current average. 4.56 in san jose. gas buddy says these are 5 cents cheaper than a week ago. >> no matter where you fill up, it is going to cost you. the courts may decide where fuel prices go next. >> reporter: when it comes to the gas price roller coaster california is always riding high. >> i just think it's a rip-off. >> experts warn it could get worse. the state's low carbon fuel standard forces fewer producers to lower the carbon intensity ten% by 2020. >> they can do so by adding ethanol, but supplies are tight, which would make it more expensive to produce. >> oil is actually cheap. >> reporter: he studies biofuel feasibility. >> you have to break that down and that's a far more complicated energy intensive process to essentially get to the ultimate product that you want. >> reporter: which would produce more carbon and make it more expensive. >> last year a judge blocked the new standard for calif
CBS
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am PDT
people to see who the hell they are. well the state of california is going to court to unmask these people. >> strong words from governor brown today at the n.a.a.c.p. convention. he later clarified that he didn't necessarily mean to refer to the ku klux klan. >> no. what it is when people do things, sometimes they don't want to be exposed for what they're doing. and this arizona organization says they're in business for transparency. and here they're not willing to come clean in the court of california. so i think they ought to unmask themselves, yes. >> reporter: the governor is campaigning nonstop for prop 30 which would raise sales tax a quarter cent and state income taxes on the rich and he is supportive of a new lawsuit to reveal the people behind that arizona group. it's now in the hands of the court. the fair political practices commission filed a lawsuit demanding an audit of the arizona donor group, americans for responsible leadership. it says in part, quote, respondent's conduct will cause great and irreparable harm to the voters of california by potentially denying them
CBS
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am PDT
cbs 5. >>> gas prices in california are still relatively high but they're coming down. here's a look at current average for gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. 4.41 in san jose, 4.51 in oakland. they are 17 to 19 cents less than they were just a week ago. >>> a diesel spill caused a mess in more ways than one in north san jose during yesterday's afternoon commute. a big rig jackknifed after 3:00 on northbound 101 near 13th street. one lane and one onramp had to be closed as crews cleaned up the mess and try to keep the fuel from spill nothing the storm drains. >>> tonight is supposed to be the best night to view that meteor shower. how to get the best possible view of mother nature's light show. >>> and how a california woman survived an attack by a black bear. >>> in the weather department, ladies and gentlemen, that was summer. big changes coming in in the early part of this week. the extended shows wet monday and tuesday. we'll have the entire forecast coming up after a break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, old survival trick >>> a south california woman was attacked by a black bear and she live
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am PDT
california. an admission from one of the men. >>> it is 7:00, saturday morning, the 13th of october. thanks thanks. i'm ann mco vic. >> i want to tell you about the weather. >> please do. the sun a rising. >> thank god, otherwise that would be our headline. we've got mostly sunny skies for a switch around the bay area. oh, my gosh, look at that, blue skies, temperatures starting out a little bit on the chilly side. wait until you see what the numbers are going to be by the weekend. we'll have the forecast for you in just a minute. >> thanks, brian. the >>> the oakland police department now cracking down and punishing some of its own. the department is calling for the firings of two officers and also demotions, suspensions and reprimands for 42 others. the reasons include excessive use of force on occupy protesters last year. the switch that mounted cameras that officers are required to wear and lying about their behavior when being investigated later. >> this is what i wanted. i wanted the oakland police to be able to look at itself and discipline itself. >> the city has thrown its
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >> integrating the technology into the curriculum. >> a new plan coming to california and the questions raised about its effectiveness. >> soring gas prices are getting the governor's attention. tonight he is calling it an emergency. cbs reporter linda is live. >> reporter: california drivers are asking when will the pain end. costs $70 to fill up gas tanks for regular. we are told relief may be coming. >> reporter: it has been another day of record breaking prices and that moment of dread. >> $84.17. >>> for 17 gallons. prices hiked up over night after a week of spikes. >> from 52 cents. >>> the average price in california is $4.66. but most pumps are reflecting $5 a gallon. >> they are ridiculously high. what happened to president obama bringing it down? >> reporter: it will be governor jerry brown. he directed the board to take steps to allow the early transition of winter blend gas, which normally isn't sold till november 1. part of the problem, the effort to protect the environment. air pollution regulations requires special summer and winter blends and supplies were reduced after
CBS
Oct 8, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. i might be work it would go jobs. so... >> reporter: early voting started today in california making it the 13th state to open the polls early 29 days before the november 6 election. >> early voting exists. the voters can come in and vote early and avoid mad rushes and crowds and waiting to the last minute. >> reporter: it wasn't a mad rush at the alameda county registrar's office in oakland. the only place you can vote early in this. mary came in from pleasanton. she could have voted by mail but tried that last time and her vote didn't count. >> we were away on election day and i had turned in two absentee requests ballots and my husband got his and i didn't get mine. so i didn't get to vote. >> reporter: so this is a ballot for alameda county, the city of berkeley, there's four different cards, there's 39 different things to vote on, there's 93 choices including -- well, here's the man running for mayor who calls himself da mayor and he is nextzachary running wolf and tom bates who is the mayor. 93 separate choices you have to make. so be prepared to spend some time here. >> i have
CBS
Oct 27, 2012 1:35am PDT
-disturbing activities on your land. >> california's new gold rush. but there's a catch. the letters going out to homeowners telling them they don't open what they think they do. >>> you see warning signs everywhere. why you're about to see one on your couch. >>> plus, why it's a bad idea to mix tea and milk. but the best rest event ends sunday at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ after liquid gold. prospectors want to tap int4 billion barrel >>> there's a new gold rush in california. only this time, they're after liquid gold. prospectors want to tap into 14 billion barrels of unexplored oil reserves. it lies deep under a stretch of land called the monterey shale. it starts at the southern end of the bay area and runs almost down to l.a. and our cbs 55 allen martin explains homeowners are finding out they don't own what they think they do. >> reporter: it's jay's favorite pass time. quail hunting. that's why he bought 1400 acres of land. >> they're a surface owner. >> reporter: but a letter has him worried. >> it's our understanding that you are the surface o
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
gallon of gas in california is now 4.32. that's after going up nine cents just last night. and a cbs 5 reporter shows us some california gas stations are running low. kit? >> reporter: liz, it is even worse than the experts have predicted for some gas stations. for example, this chevron in san jose, on tuesday, people were complaining about a 20- cent jump overnight. since that time, the price has gone up another 40 cents. now some gas stations themselves are running empty. >> refinery-ageddon has already begun. several stations have locked up pumps after running out of gas. supply is down because a power surge knocked a refinery in torrence offline. and it's not the only one. a chevron crude oil pipeline through central california is shut down due to safety problems. and the chevron refinery in richmond still hasn't recovered from the fire in august. brace your wallets. >> we have never seen a spike like this. this is brand-new territory. >> reporter: mike has to sell regular unleaded at 4.89 a gallon just to stay afloat. he locked up the pumps because it looked like he was gouging cu
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 7:30am PDT
idea of labeling genetically modified food in california. >> both sides of the issue in studio. we will go in depth and a busy weekend in the city if you haven't noticed. >> you were out and about around the city. >> there was a lot of traffic, i was able to spend time at the emergency center on perk street, a brain sensor where they try to figure out if there is going to be a problem, or problems around the city. they have been planning for the event apocalypse as we have been calling it for a year. everything went smoothly. >> could be a fun day and sitting down with our political insiders and talking about the day bait over the debate. the one with the presidential candidates and the upcoming one with vice presidential candidates. first we have breaking news. the search continues for suspects behind the death of a woman in hercules. suzie code was found in ash cor. someone entered the back house. investigators say she suffered a traumatic injury. >> she was attacked and murdered. >> i'm glad we all have supporters to honor her. she was a great woman. >> family car is missing, be
CBS
Oct 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
looking at the latest polls, voters are still split. the public policy institute of california just released these numbers. it shows that 48% will vote yes, 44% no, 8% undecided on prop 30. with the numbers trending down, the governor is out campaigning with a new spin on why we need prop 30. >> i'm spending every day between now and the election going around asking people, look at the pamphlet and vote yes on 30. any questions? >> make no mistake, it is not easy at all for businesses to support a tax increase. >> reporter: with the support of the bay area council, the governor is now tying the fate of proposition 30 to the number one issue for voters, the economy and jobs. >> businesspeople also understand without a good school system without a vibrant university system, you can't grow the economy. so i think this thing comes down to a very stark choice. >> reporter: it's part of a new media blitz with governor brown reaching out to the press. earlier today, the governor spoke at kcbs radio with phil matier pushing his initiative that will raise state income tax on the wealthy and
CBS
Oct 7, 2012 5:30pm PDT
price of the gas. >> also hitting new record highs this weekend in california. what better time to take cal train. >> going to be safe and drop us right off at the bart. >> others traded traffic for a boat. >> we said let's relax on the boat. go under the water and have a great time. >> those who did choose to drive, paid a premium. many car lots jacked up their prices just for the weekend. >> $30. >> are you glad you didn't drive? >> this couple paid. >> little bit more than what i expected. >> near the ballpark, we found parking up to $80. call it paying for convenience but for hundreds of thousands, not parking was the easiest way to go. in san francisco, cbs 5. >> take a look at this. a new era in space flight tonight with a launch of a private low owned rocket to the international space station. live pictures of florida and the rocket has just launched. it's the first of a dozen supply flights under contract with nasa. carrying about 1,000 pounds of food, clothes, experiments and equipment. >> as the search continues for whoever killed a woman, her family is turning to social
CBS
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm PDT
work on california's same-sex marriage ban pr 8. the archbishop himself did not mention me-sex marriage in his welcoming address but he did address his own recent dui arrest in san diego. >> i cannot, though, adequately express my gratitude to you all for the outpouring of love, support and promises of prayers i received in the wake of the regrettable mistake in judgment i made with regard to my driving and for which i apologize. >> he is about the most antigay catholic person they could find to do this. this is done with a reason to tell gay families they will never be treated equally in this country. >> reporter: now, this three- hour ceremony was attended by the vatican's ambassador to the united states as well as two cardinals. so what does this mean for the future of relationships between the catholic archdiocese in san francisco and others? we'll have that at 6:00. >>> thank you. today an embattled oakland police department stepped before the public and responded to a long list of complaints. from an uptick in crime to a growing public outcry over police shootings, the de
CBS
Oct 30, 2012 12:00pm PDT
on other states for a little bit of help. >> various agencies in california are now sending people out east. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is at sfo for an update on the response as well as continuing flight cancellations. >> reporter: several california agencies are responding, others on standby with you one problem that rescuers and travelers have having today, more cancellations to those cities that need help the most. >> i been sleeping on that little sofa over there. >> reporter: tommy is among thousands of stranded travelers waiting out sandy in an airport. he is trying to get back to new york where he is a grad student and doesn't want to miss class. he spent the night at sfo unable to change his flight over the phone. >> when i call them, the automated machines say the line is too much and i couldn't contact them and they hang up on me every time when i try to call them. >> reporter: more than 15,000 flights have been grounded and in the past two days almost 300 to and from sfo. california rescue crews, however are getting as close as they can to the storm and what's lef
CBS
Oct 26, 2012 5:00pm PDT
problem. the state of california has added one chemical flame retardant to its list of cancer- causing chemicals but no one seems to know which chemicals are in which sofas so they are all getting a prop 65 warning label what they do know if your couch was purchased in california, it likely contains pounds of chemical flame retardants added to comply with a 1970s state flammability standard. >> supposed to withstand the 12- second open flame. >> reporter: this scientist explains that's the 40-year-old requirement of tb-117. but it only applies to the foam inside the furniture which is why manufacturers douse it with chemicals. he demonstrates in an actual fire it's the fabric that catches first and once it's ignited he says the chemicals have little effect except to produce toxic smoke and carbon monoxide. and because the flame retardants migrate and set until dust studies found high levels of the toxic chemical in toddlers, breast milk and babies, as well. >> we do know it lowers iq that it slows brain development. >> reporter: the state senator is relieved a reduced standard
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 5:00pm PDT
spent to sway your vote. california's ballot initiatives are no exception. but as cbs 5 political reporter grace lee tells us, not always clear who is writing the checks. >>> reporter: no, it's not. two of the best funded ballot measures are proposition 30, that's the governor's tax initiative, and proposition 32 which would ban payroll deductions for political purposes. now, both are getting a lot of attention because there is so much money involved. this election 290 million has been spent on 11 ballot initiatives. props 30 and 32 got the most a combined $197 million out of that $290 million. and now an unknown group from out of state is contributing millions. it's spurring all kinds of political pushing, especially from governor brown. >>> reporter: governor brown will be working through the weekend stuffing for his own tax initiative proposition 30 which would raise the sales tax a quarter percent and increase state income tax on the rich. >> have you seen the surveys? there are four separate polls that show the margin is 10 to 12%. that's the way it is today and between now a
CBS
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT
looking into to. detectives in hercules in southern california are going to be talking to figure out if the pair is also accused in a robbery and carjacking, as well. live in hercules, sharon chin, cbs 5. >>> breaking news out of the east bay. west oakland specifically. police are chasing that man, that suspect on an atv, a four wheeler. this apparently started west of the coliseum. we don't know why police are trying to chase him down. but again, police are not far behind him. this is in west oakland. we have chopper 5 over it as you saw. we'll get our picture back and get you updates as soon as we get them. >>> well, a little good news. california gas prices leveled out. but there's new information that could keep the volatility going for months. it's coming straight out of the bay area. ken bastida live with mobile 5 at the chevron refinery in richmond to explain. >> are you tired of pain 4.60 to $4.80 a gallon? the bad news is you will have it pay for it a little longer because an internal memo came out of chevron today stating that the refinery repairs will not be completed before
CBS
Oct 6, 2012 1:35am PDT
17 cents overnight. the >>> california gas is now more expensive than hawaii. prices are jumping $0.17 overnight. the emergency that the government is considering to ease the pain at the pump. >>> brace yourselves for gridlock this weekend. how some people are making money off of all the extra cars. >>> a new way to get travel deals and it's different than anything that's been done before. >>> good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm elizabeth cook, dana has the night off. california gas prices have never been higher. now we're paying an average of $4.49 per gallon. overnight the price spiked $0.17. now the government may take action. cbs5 reporter sharon chin explains how a simple switch could ease the pain at the pump, sharon? >> reporter: well liz here at this gas station as you can see here, they are high. more than $5 in other locations. it's no mistake, $5.39 a gallon for regular are unleaded at this cupertino station. >> i think it's robbery. >> reporter: californians are paying the highest gas prices in the u.s. an average of $4.49 per gallon a regular. $0.11 higher in san fr
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
democrats went door to door in berkeley talking to voters about an array of measures on the california ballot. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us why both are deciding to use a more personal approach. >> reporter: this election is very very important. >> reporter: that's one point we can all agree on. the rest of it from propositions to the president not so much. that's why the california democratic party set up a day of action today going door to door to educate voters on the issues. >> when you go out there oh they say this is important. i really think it's effective. >> reporter: it's a strategy the republicans are employing too. >> so it's really a combination of getting stuff in the mail, seeing what's on tv, and then that direct contact that brings the deal home. >> reporter: with such a wide array of decisions to be made we spoke with a lot of people out on the street who have note yet made up their minds. >> it's a lot more investigating the deal. >> i'm still reading on some of the propositions. >> reporter: but most people we spoke with don't. >> i think it's actually reall
CBS
Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm PDT
crawl to a dead stop. it's eight hours behind schedule and not expected to arrive at the california science center until tomorrow. crews are having trouble with the trailer carrying endeavour. and the large crowds have made logistics more complicated. thousands of have waited hours. >> reporter: people in los angeles can be a bit blase about seeing stars. yet, seeing a starship is a show even hollywood cannot rival. >> it's awesome. so big too. i can't believe it's going down the street. >> reporter: you don't normally see a space shutting outside a donut shop. crowds could read the numbers on the tiles. >> i want to see it, because i never saw it. and i wanted to be an astronaut. >> reporter: moving a 78-ton spacecraft in the second- largest city in the country is an endeavor in itself. they walk alongside the giant rig, guiding it with a wireless joystick. the driver says the crowd has been routeing for him. >> there's some real enthusiasm, when we worked our way through a real tight spot. >> reporter: on some neighborhood streets, the shuttle's 78-foot wing span didn't have room
CBS
Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
california. two boaters are missing and two others hospitalized after their boat overturned. >>> get rid of it or not get rid of it. the death penalty. how most folks feel about capitol punishment as we head to elections. >>> warmer than yesterday, that is nothing, the hottest day is still to come. we will pinpoint it with your forecast. >>> good evening. >>> we begin with breaking news on the peninsula. that is where shooting investigation has traffic backed up a long way on highway 10 one in san car los. a car was seen swerving before going off into the bushes. they do not know when the highway will be cleared. >>> now, to developing news along our coast. the coast guard is searching for two fisherman lost at sea after their boat capsized. it happened around 10:30 this morning at pigeon point. that is just south of pascadaro. we find out what happened and we have the latest on the search. >> reporter: as much as we know the boat left the marina at 5:30 this morning towards pigeon point, two miling north of pigeon point, -- two miles north of pigeon point, the men f , if they were men, wer
CBS
Oct 19, 2012 1:35am PDT
. >>> i was shocked. my son is not responsible for funding his education. >> what a california school is accused of doing to make students squeeze money out of their parents. >>> and they look real, but it turns out almost 40% are fake. how yelp is going undercover and making it easier for you to spot phony reviews. >>> it's definitely one of the greatest moments of sports history. >> i got it back and scored. >> next thing i knew, i was down. >>> the four seconds that ,, don't miss your chance to get sleep train's very best mattresses at the guaranteed lowest price. plus, pay no interest for 3 years on the best brand-name mattress sets. but hurry! the best rest event ends soon at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ wrapping paper to raise mon. raise money. but one california school is accusef requiring kids to ask for donations, or >>> many students sell candy or wrapping paper to raise money. but one california school is accused of requiring kids to ask for donations or risk getting a bad agreed. a mother whose son attends the los angeles county high school for t
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Oct 22, 2012 12:00pm PDT
california public utilities commission. so far, they have collected more than 200 signatures. they are upset by the cpuc's decision to suspend public hearings to determine how much pg&e will be fined for that blast that killed 8 and injured dozens. >>> up next, it goes from bad to worse for lance armstrong. the latest fallout from his doping case. >> the polls tighten in advance of the final presidential debate. i'm randall pinkston in boca raton, florida with the preview coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, players including google and microsoft drove down the markets. right now, the dows >>> stocks were mixed this morning after friday's big sell- off. weak earnings reports from big players including google and microsoft drove the markets down. it's still down, down 78 and some change on this monday. >>> price at the gas pump, though, is at its lowest level since early august. the national average for a gallon of regular fell almost 5 cents over the weekend alone to $3.67 a gallon. but here in california, it's higher, $4.43. >>> lance armstrong will be officially removed from the record
CBS
Oct 5, 2012 12:00pm PDT
unclear why the driver lost control. >>> a california man who recently died overseas has triggered an international health scare. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran explains it all traces back to a sick bat in the east bay and a deadly disease that hasn't been seen around here for years. >> reporter: it's the county's first death from rains business rabies. >> it's rare. >> reporter: a 34-year-old contra costa county man died from the disease in switzerland in july. once the cdc found out an investigation started. >> four people we identified may have had contact with his saliva or other bodily fluids. three of those did and we offered post-exposure prophylaxis and they received injections. >> reporter: and investigators discovered four months before he died the man came in contact with a mexican bat in southern contra costa county and didn't report it to health officials. >> rabies, the key is if you have been exposed to a wild animal if you are concerned about having saliva contact or being bitten by a wild animal, seek medical attention immediately. >> reporter: the cdc says, though, the
CBS
Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
for cbs news, the white house. >>> in california, 10% of parents exempt their children from the mandatory school vaccinations. yesterday, governor brown signed a new law making vaccine waivers tougher to get. but a last-minute change is giving parents a new out. >> reporter: at tri-valley pediatrics, this 10-month-old is getting a flu shot. his mother talked to the doctor before making her decision. >> we definitely rely on our pediatrician as an expert. we put our son's health in his hands. >> reporter: a new california law aims to have more parents talking to their pediatrician before they are allowed to reject mandatory vaccines. >> overall, i think it's a step in the right direction. >> reporter: under current state law, before attending school or daycare, kids are required for certain vaccinations, and kids can opt out filing a personal belief exemption. this law doesn't change that but makes the process tougher. parents will have to get a signature from a licensed health care practitioner first. >> we want the real facts rather than things they hear from the internet or fr
CBS
Oct 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
proposition 356789 the northern california chapter of the aclu also voiced concerns because they say proposition 35 limits free speech online but a roundtable shows 78% of voters will vote yes on prop 35. >> thank you. >>> a crackdown on officers in the oakland police department. dozens face serious disciplinary action for the way they handled "occupy" protests and two are even being fired. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez has more on the fallout and joe, we haven't seen anything like this in recent memory. >> reporter: the trib union is reporting this is the largest mass discipline in the department's history. according to the "oakland tribune." >>> reporter: nearly a year after of clashes between "occupy oakland" protestors and police began, police chief howard jordan says his internal affairs investigation has reached a conclusion that more than 40 of his officers broke the rules and will face consequences for it. the chief reports 44 oakland officers face the following discipline: 15 suspensions, 23 written reprimands, three counseling and trainings, one demotion and two will be termin
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am PDT
finally rolled in yesterday 17 hours tardy to the california science center. >> it took more than two days to inch across miles of road and it was quite the journey. >> reporter: it was, fashionably late, now sitting here in all its glory. you can see crews working to secure it, working on the fourth side of the hangar. it will soon be completely enclosed. the shuttle is looking comfortable here now but getting it here over the weekend was quite the ordeal. crowds cheered as the spacecraft faced delay after delay. the shuttle halted when the aircraft carrying it slowed during last minute maneuvers to avoid trees and utility poles. dozen os onlookers were treated for heat related injuries but there were no arrests. when the shuttle pulled up yesterday, more than 17 hours late, officials say even with the delays they believe the move will fall within the projected $10 million budget. while it may have moved slowly, it did so safely. >> vehicle got here without a scratch. i promised commander mark kelly, he said at the title transfer ceremony, please don't scratch it, and we didn't. >> r
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00pm PDT
evidence. >>> well it's a new twist in california's ongoing cash crunch. too many state workers showing up for work every day. over the past three years, the state paid out more than $800 in unused time off. that includes vacations, comp and sick time. more than 4,000 retiring workers collected an extra $50,000 or more in their final pay checks. 27 got at least a quarter million. a recent retiree say that staffing shortages make it all but impossible to take time off. >>> this could be the stage for a future super bowl. 49ers and the city of san francisco are bidding to host the 2016 or 2017 super bowl. if it happens the game would be in the $1.2 billion stadium which is still under construction. all of the pregame festivities would be in san francisco. >> they are pruported to bring as much as $500 million into the region where they are being held. all of the hotells are going to be -- hotels are going to be filled and there will be lots of job. >> the nfl will announce the list of pintelligent host sit -- potential host cities tomorrow. >> after losing a first game of the seri
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Oct 12, 2012 5:00pm PDT
president biden won about 50% to congressman ryan's 31%. here in california, the margins a little narrower. >>> both joe biden and paul ryan got right back on the campaign trail hoping to build on any post debate momentum. cbs reporter danielle nottingham shows us how both sides are claiming victory. >> reporter: vice president joe biden continues to play offense in wisconsin friday. >> it's time romney and ryan and the republican congress take a pledge to the middle class people saying we're going to level the playing field. >> reporter: a day after a spirited vice-presidential debate. >> with all due respect that's a bunch malarkey. >> watch out, middle class, the tax bill is coming to you. >> reporter: both candidates headed back to the campaign trail. >> i feel great. >> reporter: paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. >> there was one person on the stage with thoughtfulness who was respectful -- >> yeah! >> -- who was steady and poised. >> yeah! >> reporter: the obama campaign said the vice president walked away with the wi
CBS
Oct 20, 2012 1:35am PDT
of next month. >>> california's unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest level in three and a half years, and the bay area is getting credit. last month, the state's jobless rate fell to 10.2%, down from 10.6% in august. in the bay area, there was a net increase of nearly 5,000 jobs, almost all of the growth came from alameda and contra costa counties. >> we saw four sectors in particular gain jobs, education and health services, financial, even leisure and hospitality. >>> well, the political cease fire didn't last too long, after playing nice at a charity event last night. today the candidates were back at it. president obama delivered his harshest speech yet, repeatedly using terms like sketchy, snow job and sales pitch. tonight, mitt romney hit right back. campaign strategists say it's only going to get worse. >> i mean, he's changing up so much, backtracking and sidestepping, we gotta name this condition that he's going through. i think it's called romnesia. >> the president accused romney of switching positions on abortion, tax cuts and energy production. >> and if you come d
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Oct 31, 2012 5:00am PDT
, linemen and engineers from all across california boarded a plane at mather field last night. crews say they are used to battling bad weather here in california but the one thing that worries them is getting lost. >> the biggest thing i think is not being familiar with the area. good thing i have, you know, gps and all that. it will help me out a lot because we won't have any maps and i've only been there as a tourist. >> a fleet of pg&e utility trucks is also en route. >>> air service to and from new york city is slowly resuming. newark airport got back in action about an hour ago. jfk will be open later this morning. but laguardia is still shut down and it's still covered with water. take a look. more than 18,000 flights have been canceled nationwide. hundreds right here in the bay area. and some taxis are rolling again in new york but others are still under water. this is a shot from hoboken, new jersey. >>> many of the deaths due to the storm are blamed on falling trees. this is amazing video right now. home video caught this sight of a giant tree uprooted in long island during
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Oct 9, 2012 6:00pm PDT
congregation in california to stop using the death penalty by voting yes on the proposition 34. if passed more than 725 prisoners would be taken off death row and sentenced to life without parole. former san quentin warden says, getting rid of the death penalty would save the state $130 million per year. >> during my time there almost 100 died of natural causes or suicide. almost 100 others had their sentences overturned after years of appeals. when you think about it, we're spending this money on a handful of individuals who are right over there at san quentin who will likely die at san quentin. and it just makes no sense. >> reporter: she believes that the constant trials and appeals hurt victims' families for a longer period of time. >> some of them asked for the death penalty and came to realize the years of appeal and reading about the offender over and over again in the newspaper was a burden to them. >> reporter: opponents of prop 34 who want to keep the death penalty say it's not about money. it's about safety. >> does it cost more for the death penalty? is it near as much? no. sh
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am PDT
election. the president spending the night in southern california in l.a. after an appearance before a roomful of stars last night and he used their performances to make light of his own in last week's debate. here he is. >> they just perform flawlessly night after night, uhm, i can't always say the same. [ laughter ] >> the president was referring to singer's katy perry and jennifer hudson, who took the stage before him. >>> this morning president obama will visit the home of the farm labor leader cesar chavez being made a national monument. the president will arrive then at sfo around 1:40 in afternoon on air force one. he has a private fundraising dinner here in san francisco. then a public concert and rally at the bill graham civic auditorium. the president will spend the night in san francisco before taking off. >>> on the gop side mitt romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech today. necessary virginia. romney is expected to say it's time for america to change course in the middle east and accused president obama of passive leadership around the world. >> when i'
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Oct 5, 2012 5:00am PDT
southern california including the chevron refinery fire in richmond this summer. >> the panic could easily subside very quickly and things could calm down but we just don't know how quickly they are going to be able to get these supplies back online that we need. >> reporter: here's the latest damage according to aaa. nearly $4.60 a gallon in see if $4.52 in oakland, 4.60 in san francisco. some costcos in california have locked up their pumps running out of gas. in the bay area, costco has gasoline. gas average is 4 something? $5.39 a gallon in cupertino. it depends on the it station you go to. we have the information on the cheapest gas in your neighborhood at our website, cbssf.com/gas. >> never thought $4 would be a bargain. >>> several big events planned in the bay area over the weekend and the highway patrol is preparing for traffic gridlock especially here in san francisco. cbs 5 traffic reporter elizabeth wenger joins us from san francisco to explain what areas to avoid. i guess everything. it is so busy. >> reporter: it is. that's the funny thing. the waterfront and the emba
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Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm PDT
restart the shuttered san onofre nuclear plant in southern california is committed to the nuclear regulatory commission. the plant was taken offline in january. inspectors found cracks inside the walls of the generators. the plan calls for one of the two units at the facility to be powered up at 70% power for a five-month trial period. it may take months for the plant to get the okay. >>> those who say there's not enough good news, there were tears and hugs, lots of furry love in san jose where a dog snatched by some burglars back in loving arms. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez on how meeko went from stolen property back to the family pet. >> reporter: it's incredible. the mother of the little girl whose dog was stolen the other day that it could still have a happy ending that there are still good people in the world. that turned out to be very prophetic today when the dog came back home. 10-year-old marisa knew something was up when she came home from school and found a crowd in her front yard. then her hopes and prayers were answered when her sister appeared at the front door holding
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00pm PDT
. >> from edwards air force base in southern california who came up this morning. >> how many miles is that. >> about 400. >> when are you going back. >> after the game. got to work tomorrow morning. >> oh to be young again. >> yeah a quick 22 hour day. what the heck. that's the crowd trying to get in. the game's supposed to start right now. i'm not sure they're going make it i'm excited i did a live shot in front of this crowd and nobody did anything goofy. >> those marines probably jogged all the way back. >> i love what they're doing. >> mike sugar man at the ballpark. >> san francisco can't welcome the golden state warriors for another few years but today we got a detailed look at the new arena. the 740,000 square foot venue located on the water at peers 30 and 32. it will seat around 72,500 fans. practice facilities, meeting rooms and even a movie theater. they hope to have the arena built by 2017. >> didn't you check my signature? and they said we haven't done that in over ten years. >> out of thousand of dollars because of check fraud without much help from your bank. what yo
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Oct 14, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >>> gas prices in california are still high. but they are coming down a bit. here's a look at the current average for a gallon of regular in our local metro areas. it's $4.56 in san jose. $4.60 in oakland and the highest is in san francisco, $4.64. gasbuddy.com says these prices are six to 11 cents less than they were just a week ago. and to find the cheapest gas prices in your area, check out the pump patrol on our website. cbssf.com. >>> no matter where you fill up in california, it's going to cost you and a cbs 5 reporter anne makovec explains the courts may decide where prices go next. >> reporter: when it comes to the gas price roller coaster, california is always riding high. >> i just think it's a ripoff. >> reporter: in some experts warn it could get worse because of increased environmental regulations. the state's low carbon fuel standard forces fuel producers to lower the carbon intensity of their gas 10% by 2020. they can do so by adding biofuels like ethanol made from corn, grass or woody plants but supplies are tight which could make the special fuel more expensive to
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Oct 10, 2012 1:35am PDT
moment of truth for san francisco's embattled view. >> a man tries to board california with a smoke grenaded body bag as that is not all. and so what was this guy up to? >> they will be gasping for air. >> this bay area dad lost his son because of dessert. >> it was the most heartbreaking day of our life. >> the life saving crusade to protect 12 million kids from food allergies. >>> good evening, i'm dana king. >> i'm ken bastida. we have breaking news out of san francisco tonight. suspended sheriff will keep his job. the board of supervisors just wrapped up a nine-hour hearing with that decisive vote. and cbs5 reporter linda yee is live outside city hall with the sheriff's reactions. >> reporter: definitely some stunning developments tonight. a majority of the supervisors did agree that the sheriff did commit the official misconduct charges and therefore should be removed from office, but nine votes, they are needed to remove anyone from elected office. it didn't happen. so it appears that he will get his job back as that their marathon hearing began nine hours ago with public test
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Oct 16, 2012 1:35am PDT
places. and bucks are getting stuck. northern california homeowners, what they are being warned not to do. >>> good evening. i'm dana king. >> and i'm ken bastida. no torture at at&t park tonight, unless of course you're a cardinals fan. the giants come up big, to even the score. the nlcs, cbs 5 sports director dennis o'donnell joins us with game 2 highlights. dennis? >> thank you. ryan vogelsong brilliant for the giants on the mound tonight. bottom line is they had to win game 2, and they did that. but it may have come at a price. let me show you what happened. it was scoreless in the first when matt holliday went hard into second base, trying to break up a double-play. marco scutaro's leg buckled awkwardly and it took a minute for him to get up. for the time being, he was okay, and he actually got some payback. three-run score after holliday bobbled the baseball. the baseball gods were with the giants there. they win 7-1. so the series is now tied at one game apiece. as for marco scutaro, i'll have an update coming up in the sportscast as well as reaction, very mixed, on whether or not
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
down as fast as it went up. that was unbelievable. >>> reporter: in early october california's average prices some places topped $5 but that pain at the pump is easing. last week drivers were paying $4.67 in san francisco, this week $4.49. oakland last week 4.59 compared to 4.37 this week and in san jose the average prices dropped from 4.58 to 4.38. aaa says it's because the governor authorized the early switchover to the cheaper winter blend of gasoline and the supply troubles at california refineries have been resolved. do you buy it? >> no. not at all. i think it's -- i think there's too much of a monopoly by the major oil companies quite frankly. >> reporter: other factors include big corporations cut their earnings forecasts raising problems about economic growth and old-fashioned supply and demand. >> i thought it would come down because people can't pay $5 a gallon. >> reporter: but it really is a situation of buyer beware. >> i shopped three or four different gas stations and there's about 80 cents difference between two gas stations right now. >> reporter: this concord station
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Oct 11, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. you see all the thunderstorms down in southern california, that's more closely toward the core of that low. we have seen dozens of lightning strikes now north of bakersfield. but you see that big batch of moisture in the central valley? that's going to wrap around toward the bay area and as it moves in, it's going to get a little lift from the heating of the sun and we could see a lot of stormy weather in toward the southern half of the bay area by the afternoon. cloudy skies out there right now, unusually cool. temperatures only in the 50s at this hour. 57 degrees in concord. 59 livermore. 58 san jose. very neat look for you. you have the low clouds down below, high clouds up above from the mount vaca cam. mix of sun and clouds probably more clouds this afternoon. the possibility of some thunderstorms south of the golden gate bridge. tonight probably cloudy and some drizzle making a return to the bay area. here's that low, the core making its way into southern california. you see all that moisture wrapping around the back side of it. so one last gasp of the storm system before it move
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Sep 30, 2012 11:00pm PDT
: statistics show the punishment isn't being carried out. california has 700 inmaillots on death row, only 13 -- inmates on death row, only 13 have been put to death. >> that means california's death penalty is a false promise to victims. all we have done is dragged them through decades of appeal. >> reporter: costly appeals. the state could save $130 million each year with prop 34. >> the proposition isn't a statistical -- is in a statistical dead heat. anne makovec, cbs 5. >>> a poll that would ease penalties for the third strike when the crime is something minor. the poll shows 66% are in favor and 20% are opposed. 14% are undecided. >>> new tonight, no relief for the state's 200,000 domestic workers. governor jerry brown votowed legislation that would have provided over time pay, he says it raises unanswered questions, how protections would be extended to part time workers or those in child care. similar laws are pending in three other states. opponents insisted it would heard working families. >>> checking headlines, the trial of the woman accused of killing a nursing student begins t
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Oct 18, 2012 12:00pm PDT
. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran shows us the great shake-out at the california academy of science. >> reporter: experts say the bay area is due for another big one. and ready or not, we can all agree. >> earthquakes are kind of scary because like what happened when the fire started and everything so it's kind of scary. >> reporter: kinder scary is right especially living here in the bay area where you can never be too prepared. >> here in the bay area, we have several different faults, two very important ones, san andreas and hayward faults and they run right through san francisco. >> reporter: at 10:18 this morning, these third grade students from argon elementary school took part in the great shake-out, the largest earthquake drill in history. >> if there's an earthquake, you need to be prepared and know what to do because if you don't know what to do, it could -- you could -- it could be really harsh. >> reporter: these students also toured the california academy of science's new earthquake exhibit. >> people know what to do. they feel more safer than what happened in 1906. >>
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Oct 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
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Oct 10, 2012 6:00pm PDT
. thank you, phil matier. >>> the california man behind the anti-muslim film initially blamed for the benghazi attack appeared in federal court in los angeles today. mark yousseff is accused of violating his probation for a 2010 bank fraud conviction. prosecutors say he has been lying to probation officers and using aliases including sambasly sam basseley. yusef denver the charges. prosecutors stress his arrest had nothing to do with the movie. malala yousufzai denies the mark yousseff denies the charges. >> it was an excuse and trigger point to have more violence. >> mark yousseff has a full hearing next month. he could be sent back to prison for three years if convicted. and it could be the safest place for him because there are now several bounties out on his head. >>> a break in the case of a retired schoolteacher murdered in her home in hercules. her stolen car has been found. police spotted her subaru up in king county washington at 9:00 this morning. two people in the car were taken into custody. darnell and tania washington are being questioned. susie ko was found dead inside
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